MIS 302F: Intro to Information Technology Management
Fall 2011 – Unique Numbers:
03955, 03960 - Tuttle
Clint Tuttle –
Information, Risk and Operations Management (IROM) Department
CBA 2.230 (on the north side of the wide escalators on ground floor by the Hall of Honors)
IROM Department, CBA 5.202
W, Th 9:30am-11am and by appointment (if you work or have class during the scheduled
office hours please send me an email 2-3 days ahead of time and I’ll try to accommodate)
Vinay Mohan –
Andrew Hill –
Information Technology (IT) has transformed all aspects of 21
century business and everyday life.
investments continue to be staggering.
Worldwide, over $2.5 trillion has been invested in IT.
In the U.S., over 50% of
capital expenditures are related to IT.
IT has triggered new forms of organizations; transformed business process
innovation; and impacted organizational structure, culture, politics, decision-making and society as a whole.
IT is also
transforming how physical products are designed, how services are bundled with products, and how individuals
interact with businesses and with other individuals.
A silent transformation of physical items is occurring as more and
more products use embedded IT to improve customer experience and product performance.
The pervasiveness of IT is
expanding global trade and changing how and where work is performed.
The availability of vast amounts of searchable data is changing the nature of the learning required to succeed in
traditional business disciplines such as finance, accounting, and marketing.
It is vital that future managers – from all
majors – have a working knowledge of modern IT, practical experience in its use, and management perspectives on
how IT is used to reshape products, services, and organizations.
MIS 302F will focus on three broad issues: (1) IT for strategic competitive advantage, (2) IT core skills and
management and (3) IT at the intersection of functional business areas.
Topics covered include the IT ecosystem,
using information systems (IS) for competitive advantage, databases, networking and data communications, supply
chain management systems (SCMs), e-commerce, business process management, data mining, business intelligence
and knowledge management, Web 2.0 technologies, user-generated content (UGC), social networks, and IT security.
While students are introduced to the practical business uses of some technology tools (Excel in particular), the real
value that students gain from MIS 302F comes from understanding the strategic possibilities inherent at the
intersection of business and technology.